1997 7.7 Stars Winner of 2 Oscars. Brace Yourself for Melvin is Right! Carol Connelly (Hunt) A single mother who has a sick son is the only waitress who will tolerate Melvin Udall (Nicholson) a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer. Melvin finds his life turned upside down after his gay artist neighbor, Simon Bishop (Kinnear) is hospitalized and he has to take care of his dog until his release. Then to makes things worse, Carol has to leave work to care for her ill son making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast. Nicholson is one of the greats! Every time he speaks and angel gets its wings - no, seriously, and Helen Hunt's Carol is a perfect match for Melvin. Kinnear's performance is endearing and sensitive enough to be convincing. Well written with hilarious moments. Rated PG-13 and 139 minutes in length.